- FIM 2010 R2 Book
- The Story in this book
- Overview of FIM 2010 R2
- Basic Configuration
- User Management
- Group Management
- Self-Service Password Reset
- Using FIM to manage Office365 and other Cloud Identities
- FIM Portal Customization
- Customizing Data transformations
- Issuing Smart Cards
Archive for category ForeFront Edge
Are you planning to allow mobile devices in your company and realize you need a secure way of publishing the resources that the clients will access?
Well then I suggest you take a look at the Microsoft Forefront Mobile Configuration Starter book written by Fabrizio Volpe. In this book Fabrizio gives you an easy to follow guideline to get you started with using UAG as your mobile access solution. He also gives you many pointers to resources where you can dig deeper into the mystery of allowing mobile devices access to your internal resources.
I also recommend you take a look at my earlier post on how to use KCD to secure your infrastructure where i discuss how KCD can be used to secure mobile device access.
Erez Ben Ari and Bala Natarajan have written a new book about Unified Remote Access in Windows Server 2012. This explains how Direct Access in Server 2008 R2, combined with Forefront UAG, might be replaced by Unified Remote Access in Windows Server 2012.
You can get the book from Packt Publishing.
Microsoft have just announced that UAG 2010 SP3 will come in Q1 2013.
The SP3 will add support for:
- Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10 clients
- Office 2013 clients (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Publishing Exchange 2013
- Publishing SharePoint 2013
- RDP 8.0 client for Windows 7 SP1
A common question for all UAG administrators is if activating the configuration will affect users currently using the UAG.
Erez Ben-Ari (co-author of the books Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator’s Handbook and Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization) have given a very clear answer to that question.
Normally, it does not. The exceptions are:
- SSL-VPN tunnels do get severed during an activation, so anyone using those will be disconnected and need to re-launch the tunnel.
- Occasionally, UAG might detect that IIS is not responding, and issue an IISRESET. That would effectively terminate all sessions. It’s pretty rare to happen, though.
- The labor involved with the process can make the servers less responsive to some degree. Usually, it’s barely noticeable, though.
Bottom line is that activating a new configuration should in normal case not affect the users running applications published in UAG.
In this Announcement Availability of Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 on SecureGUARD Appliance Series from SecureGuard we can read that. “As announced by the Microsoft Server & Cloud Blog, Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 will be discontinued and will be no longer available for purchase as of Dec. 1, 2012. Nevertheless SecureGUARD Appliances with TMG 2010 licenses will be available for purchase significantly longer than Dec. 1, 2012.”
My supplier tells me that SecureGuard at the moment plans to support their TMG appliances until 2023.
Read about all SecureGuard appliances and offerings on http://www.secureguard.de
Interested in buying SecureGuard appliances? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just comment on this post.
I just want to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone that over the years have worked with ISA and TMG. Having myself worked with ISA and TMG since beta of ISA 2000 I can only say… You all did a fantastic job, making ISA and TMG one the best firewalls on the market. Thank you!